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Bilingual English/Spanish Helpline Advocate
Boston, MA

Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC) is a private non-profit child advocacy organization dedicated to being an independent and effective voice for children who face significant barriers to equal education and life opportunities.

Job Description
MAC is seeking a bilingual (English/Spanish) special education advocate to provide assistance through our Helpline to Spanish-speaking families and to assist staff attorneys on cases for Spanish-speaking clients. The position will involve gathering client information through interviews and review of records, providing information and assistance to parents that contact our Helpline, and documenting communications using our Helpline database. The law advocate will also work with MAC staff attorneys representing Spanish-speaking parents, assisting with client communications and case development.

Successful applicants must be fluent in English and in Spanish and have some knowledge and/or experience in special education advocacy. Experience working with vulnerable populations is highly preferred.

We are looking to fill this position for three months beginning in October, 2015 and ending in January, 2016. Compensation will be based on experience.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Diana Santiago, staff attorney, at

Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.
MAC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Salary range Compensation will be based on experience

Email for application or questions:

Posted 8/25/15

Communications & Marketing Assistant
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

Job Description
The Boston Bar Association, a non-profit membership organization seeks a resourceful, energetic and professional individual to support our communications and marketing initiatives. Some responsibilities include:

- Write, edit, develop and coordinate content for BBA/BBF website, blogs and weekly email newsletter.
- Write content for press releases, online and email communications, publications, brochures, and other promotional materials.
- Write content for and monitor BBA/BBF social media channels
- Assist in responding to media requests, maintain media lists and track media inquiries.
- Coordinate the production of the quarterly Boston Bar Journal, including serving as the primary liaison with the Board of Editors and working with individual authors.
- Take photos, write captions and maintain digital media library.
- Assist with proofreading and editing.
- Track and report on Communications Department press coverage and social media activity.
While this is an entry level position, an intelligent and motivated self-starter will have many opportunities to take on challenging assignments and grow professionally.

The successful candidate will have strong writing skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to multitask, feel confident using a camera and thrive on meeting new people and working across departments as part of a team. A college degree and proficiency with MS Office is required.

* Salary range
Commensurate with experience

* Email for application or questions
Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to

Posted 7/27/15

Organizer needed for Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN) in Boston area. Working with religious congregations and community organizations on statewide issues

Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN) is a faith based community improvement organization. We were founded in 1985 and work in 12 cities across the state. Most recently, we made major contributions to the successful campaigns to significantly raise the Minimum Wage and pass the Earned Sick Time ballot intiative Question 4 last fall.

We are looking to hire a community organizer to work with religious congregations and community groups in Boston and metropolitan Boston on current statewide issues we are working on like these, as well as support their wor on other issues:

1. Reducing mass incarceration and putting the saving from less time in prison into jobs and treatment ….we are active in the Jobs NOT Jails Coalition working for passage of legislation to do this…this fulfills are faith teachings about redemption and freeing the captives….
2. Raising $1.2 billion in new state tax revenue to fund schools, make state colleges affordable, for job training and ESL, and for fixing roads, bridges, and the MBTA…..we will work this fall to collect 120,000 signatures of voters to qualify this for the ballot
3. Passage of legislation to raise wages at large retail stores and fast food chains to $15 an hour towards a living wage…of decent wages and dignity.
4. Passage of legislation for Paid Family Medical Leave to care for the person and their family when ill and also maternity leave….for family values at work.

We provide extensive on-going training and access to state and national trainings toward developing your skills.

Salary negotiable based on experience and includes health benefits.

To apply:
Send a letter on why this position is of interest, how your faith background informs your life and commitment to economic and racial justice. Also include your resume. Send to

Posted 7/27/15

Job title: Senior Policy Analyst

Agency/Organization: Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Job location: Boston, Massachusetts
Job Description:

MassBudget is seeking a well-organized, dynamic Senior Policy Analyst to lead MassBudget's expanding work on transportation policy, especially transportation finance. In addition to leading our transportation work, this person will have opportunities to work on other state budget and policy issues that relate to improving the lives of low and middle income children and adults in Massachusetts. We’re seeking candidates who have strong policy analysis skills, work well in teams, and can communicate information effectively to diverse audiences.

About MassBudget

MassBudget produces non-partisan policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults, strengthening our state’s economy, and enhancing the quality of life in Massachusetts. We conduct rigorous policy research, always with an eye towards presenting our work in ways that are accessible to and easily used by grassroots organizations, the media, policy advocates, and policy makers. We are the Massachusetts affiliate of several national networks including the State Priorities Partnership, the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count network, and the Economic Analysis and Research Network.

Core Responsibilities

- Leading MassBudget’s transportation policy and finance research and identifying actionable policy recommendations for improving the state’s transportation systems

- Building our organizational relationships with transportation researchers and advocates

- Working with diverse stakeholders and grassroots groups to expand access to our analysis and data, including delivering presentations to organizations and coalitions

- Contributing to MassBudget's analysis of state budget proposals

- Contributing to other policy research

Required Skills and Experience

- Master's degree or comparable professional experience

- Experience doing transportation policy research

- Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking skills

- Comfort working with Excel and the full Office suite

Additional Desirable Skills and Experience

- Organizing experience, particularly developing strong relationships with diverse stakeholder groups

- Computer graphic design skills (e.g. ability to help create infographics to accompany reports)

- Management experience

- Media and communications experience, including traditional and/or social media

- Fluency in a foreign language with a large presence in Massachusetts

MassBudget has a strong commitment to diversity. We encourage applications from persons whose background and experiences will increase the diversity of our organization. Salary is competitive and based on qualifications and experience. MassBudget also provides generous benefits including health care, vacation, and a 401k plan.

How to apply

Please email resume and cover letter to Luc Schuster at and put “YOUR NAME, Senior Policy Analyst” in the subject line. This position is open until filled.

Posted 7/22/15

Community Organizer
Communities Action Network
Jobs in Boston, Brockton, and New Bedford-Fall River

Three Positions Open:

-- Community Organizer for Brockton Interfaith Community—to join staff with organizer Isabel Lopez

Send resume to Janine Carreiro at

-- Community Organizer for MA Communities Action Network in Boston/Metro Boston

Send resume to MCAN Director, Lew Finfer, at

-- Community Organizer for New Bedford/Fall River region working for our affiliate called United Interfaith Action (UIA)

Send resume to MCAN Director, Lew Finfer, at

Brockton Interfaith Community has a 25 year record of work on numerous community improvement issues in Brockton and is affiliated with the MCAN network.

United Interfaith Action (UIA) has an 18 year record of work on numerous community improvement issues in New Bedford and Fall River and is affiliated with the MCAN network.

MA Communities Action Network (MCAN) has a 30 year record on numerous community improvement issues both statewide and in 12 cities through local affiliated organizations it organized and gives support to.

MCAN played a major role in the successful campaigns to raise the minimum wage and pass earned sick time in in 2013-2014 as Co-Chair of Raise UP Massachusetts. We are active on organizing campaigns on fight for $15 wage legislation, criminal justice reform/Jobs Not Jails, paid family medical leave, raising taxes progressively to fund needed programs, increasing access to people of color to construction jobs and to vocational technical education, and state funding for youth jobs, job training, and youth violence prevention.

MCAN is also affiliated with the PICO National Network of faith based community organization.


Previous experience as a community or labor organizer or leader.

Commitment to social, racial, and economic justice.

Need regular access to a car

Ability to speak Spanish or Portuguese is helpful but not required

Send resume to MCAN Director, Lew Finfer, at

Posted 6/14/15



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